You can choose to pledge anonymously on a project, which means your username will not be visible to the public on the project's supporter page.
We do not allow anonymous comments, so if you choose to pledge anonymously but leave a comment on the page then your username will display next to the comment.
HOW DO I PLEDGE ANONYMOUSLY?
When entering your card details at checkout, you'll see a box marked 'Do not display my name'. Make sure you tick this box before making your pledge.
CAN I HIDE MY NAME AFTER I'VE PLEDGED?
Yes, you can! Log into your account and go to 'My pledges' in the drop down menu at the top right corner of the page.
Next, click on the plus sign next to the the pledge you wish to make anonymous (or public). You'll then see the option to move the toggle on or off next to Anonymous pledge. If the button is green, this means your pledge will be visible on the project's supporter page, but your name won't.
If it's grey, then both your pledge and your name will be visible to the public.
WHAT IF I'VE CHECKED OUT AS A GUEST?
You will receive an automated email receipt for your pledge. This email contains a link that allows you to create an account where you can manage your pledges. You can also activate your guest account here.
DOES THE PROJECT OWNER HAVE ACCESS TO MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If you have pledged anonymously, this is only anonymous to the public. The owner of the project that you've pledged on will always be able to see your name, email address, details of your pledge, any comment you've made, and whether you opted in to receive marketing from them.
The project owner may also have access to the following information:
If you pledged on a reward and the project owner needs to post the reward to you, they will also request your postal address.
If you selected the Gift Aid box at checkout, you will be required to leave a name and home address in order for the project owner to claim this from HMRC.
If the project you're supporting is a political campaign, you are legally obliged to leave contact details. You will not be able to pledge anonymously.
Still not sure what the difference is between a donation and a pledge? Find out here.